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Mastering AWS: 5 Simple Steps to Learn and Use Best Practices

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In the tech world, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a big player, offering lots of tools to help businesses. To make the most of AWS and create smart solutions, it’s important to follow their best practices and build things the right way. In this blog, we’ll go through five steps to help you learn AWS best practices and become really good at it.

1. Know the Well-Architected Framework

Start by understanding the Well-Architected Framework made by AWS. It’s like a set of rules to help architects (the people who design things) build strong, safe, and efficient Cloud Architectures. There are five parts to focus on:

a. Operational Excellence: This is about doing things well every day and fixing problems fast.

b. Security: Keep things safe and make sure only the right people can access information.

c. Reliability: Make sure your Cloud architecture can get back up and running quickly if something goes wrong.

d. Performance Efficiency: Use necessary resources (like memory and processing power) in a smart way to save energy and money.

e. Cost Optimization: Spend money wisely by using the right type and amount of resources for what you need.

Learning about each of these parts is important for building things the AWS way.

f. Sustainability: Sustainability focuses on the lasting effects of your business actions on the environment, economy, and society.

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2. Take AWS Classes and Get Certificates

AWS offers classes to help you learn more about their tools and get certificates to show you know your stuff. Classes like the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate and Professional levels guide you through key services and best practices. These classes often let you try things out and use what you’ve learned on real problems.

Getting a certificate from AWS is like getting a gold star – it shows you’re good at using their tools.

3. Try AWS Tools Yourself

Reading about AWS is one thing, but using their tools is another. Create an AWS account (if you don’t have one) and start trying things out. Make simple computer systems, try new tools, and fix any problems you run into. The best way to learn is by doing!

If you can, work on real projects or help with projects that use AWS. This real-world experience helps you understand how things really work.

4. Engage with the AWS Community

There are lots of people using AWS, and they like to help each other. Join forums and social media groups and go to events where AWS is talked about. This community is a great place to learn new things and hear about how others use AWS.

Being part of the AWS community is like having a big group of friends who can help you when you’re stuck or want to know more.

5. Keep Learning and Making Things Better

AWS is always changing and getting better. To keep up, read the AWS blogs, follow them on social media, and stay connected with the community. It’s like being part of a big conversation about all the cool things happening in the tech world.

Regularly check your computer systems to make sure they follow the rules in the Well-Architected Framework. Use tools like AWS Trusted Advisor to find ways to make your systems even better.

6. Mastering with a Gamification way

AWS JAM is like a fun way to learn about AWS. It makes your AWS learning experience more exciting. You get to solve real-world problems in a playful setting through hands-on challenges. AWS JAM turns learning into something not just educational but also entertaining. This way of learning is dynamic and interactive, making mastering AWS a fun and rewarding process.


Getting really good at AWS and using their best practices is a journey. Follow these five simple steps—understand the Well-Architected Framework, take AWS classes, try things out, join the community, and keep learning—to become an expert at building smart and efficient computer systems with AWS.

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